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  1. thanks a lot TK all is now clear. no ref to menu buttons as there are none supported. all 128 dins are available. no menu button support therefore no toggle or indeed anything. finally: no, I have not found a reference which describes that ain64_din128_dout128 supports a menu. Thanks also to janis1279 for your input. Indeed thanks for the speedy response kind fellows.
  2. Hi all. I have already posted this in testing and trouble-shooting but on reflection I think that was wrong forum. I hope therefore this is a more sutable place for my questions. I therefore aplologise in advance. There does not seem to be a ''technical questions' place. Ref the application: ain64_din128_dout128_v2... Does anyone know where is there a reference to the four lcd menu buttons: exec, right, left and snapshot? If this app has no such menu buttons, does it mean that mean there is a total of 128 buttons available for MIDI note-on offs, without altering code? Also: (unlike the
  3. Hi all. Ref the application: ain64_din128_dout128_v2... This might sound like stupid, but where is there a reference to the four lcd menu buttons: exec, right, left and snapshot? If this app has no such buttons, does it mean that there are 128 buttons available for MIDI note-on offs? Also (unlike the MB64 app) I cannot locate any reference to the buttons - are they toggle types or what? Any ideas or help greatly apprecated folks. regards
  4. thanks for the reply analogue_mo stupid as it might sound, i had not provided power and the leds seemed to say all was well, but thanks anyway mate.
  5. just enjoy neb. By the way, I thought you said it only took 10 mins to get the sound you want? It seems to me that you start with a mental sound but end with something entirely different. Twiddle and learn.... the maths are far too complex and restrict the music juices. regards
  6. Thanks for help. If by start -> run -> cmd you mean the Windows Run command, then I cannot get that to work - does not recognise 'Copy' !!! ??? Anyway, I will read all response tonite and try again. Thanks again Podewski.
  7. If the toolchain involves those unix files etc, then I cannot install it as yet, a lot of problems trying. thanks for reply :)
  8. thanks for the quick reply TK. Yes I get you. MPLAB goes in the bin then? As for those Unix-system files etc, I tried but failed to install all of them, and have posted elsewhere with my experiences. Thanks again TX and to all who have spent so much time coding the apps: THANK YOU VERY MUCH ... Powered up my MB lash-up for first time 20 minutes ago, and it is up and running, and I am a very happy giraffe, the results are excellent!!! :) regards all
  9. Hi folks, got my first MB app off the ground at last. Threw my stuff together, dying to do a few pot-tests and play around with Ableton. Expected many hours of tracing obscure dry joints and dead mice in the works as i never used a fancy printed board - just a plain non-copper perf board, but all worked extremely well indeed. My compliments to the Main Man. I intend to throw many more switches onto the board, 32 are too few. I will go up to 128 switches. Don't need leds - i can see what's happening on my monitor. Cannot increase pot above 64 without second 16f452, but 64 is loads for now
  10. Sorry folks, I just cannot see any voltage coming into the 7805, where is it please? Can someone else not see it too? ;) cheers Johnh
  11. Hi all, I want to get into PIC assembler MB-wise, and wondered what is the minimum set-up needed to change code and upload via MIDI. A few years ago there was a kind of Virtual MidiBox and a method of uploading sysex commands etc. Is this method still used? Can someone give a brief run down? Or is there some stuff already hiding somewhere? Have all the software zips been 'upgraded' to C only? All the best folks
  12. Hi all, I urgently need to look at V1.3 (not any higher) of the above file. I tried a download from http://www.ucapps.de/mios/ain64_din128_dout128_v1_3.zip but I get Error 404. Anyone help me find this zipped pack please?? If not does anyone know of another source? thank you forum.
  13. Carefully following procedures in [[windows_toolchain_core]] I was successful up to the message: "Please answer the following in the form of c:/foo/bar. Where is your MinGW installation? c:/MinGW" The only file in c:/MinGW/bin/ is mingw32-make.exe, and no such file as gcc.exe exists there. Also, according to [[windows_toolchain_core]], "make upgrade" it says; "Unfortunately there is currently no installer for the required version of make (v3.81). It is downloaded in the MinGW setup above, but we must copy it to the correct location." Click 'Start… Run'. Paste in the following command:
  14. in case you r still unsure: Download BrennerNG as per Thorsten's advice. A zipped bundle, and when undone you will find the file: PBrennerNG44.exe. This is the one which burns the Pic16F84 etc. The main text is in German ltongue but the actual burner is in English - weird. Just click on the file to run - it needs no installing on Windows. It will recognise your programmer if it works and is properly connected. It has option to check out the Pic in your programmer, so if you put a Pic16F84 in the socket, and click on 'identify PIC in Programmer', it will do exactly that. Next, click on '
  15. Thanks for the reply TK. I understand therefore that on off refers to midi on off, and if no 'off velocity' is sent then this accounts for on-only. I can see where such a case might be required. Thanks for that one. As for the second question, I understand that nothing at all happens until button is released. As the logic state has already changed from 1 to 0 on the down stroke, I assume you are referring to the logic state of 0 to 1 on the release. Thanks for that also. I have made no experiments so far (gthus theoretical questions) as I am still throwing chips on my board (core and all mo
  16. Hi all, I previously posted this same article in Midibox HUIs, but having recieved no replies I thought perhaps I was in the wrong form, so I am posting the same questions here. Please forgive me if I have made a blunder folks. Here is the post: I read somewhere in Midibox HUIs that @ononly behaviour is "like a one-shot", does this mean that when a switch is pressed the software turns off by itself after a certain time? Anyone add clarity? If a led (via dinout) is used to indicate the state of the button, would that also turn off after a certain time? I fully understand @onoff and @toggl
  17. I stand corrected aristidesfl thanks for that. Its been some years since I played with keyboard signals, but you are correct. I should have explained that I was using VBasic at the time, and thats why I could not turn off the repeat. The pc keyboard does send a continuous stream of data, as yo say. I humbly bow out
  18. Hi all I read somewhere in this forum that @ononly behaviour is "like a one-shot", does this mean that when pressed it turns off by itself after a certain time? If a led (via dinout) is used to indicate the state of the button, would it also turn off after a certain time? I fully understand @onoff and @toggle behaviours but @ononly???? Also: If a latched switch is used rather than a momentary switch, so that once pressed that Dinx4 input in held at logic 0, does the software consider it to be pressed only one time, or does it consider it is a new press on each serial scan? In other words
  19. Regards using fuses to protect core etc: I would suggest you add a diode to each of your boards, so that if you do reverse the connections the fuse will conk out. Hope this helps regards diode_protect.JPG diode_protect.JPG
  20. Are you feeding actual audio through this patching system? If so, I have a large quantity of 1/4 inch professional jack sockets which are surplus to requirements. (Might also have 16 100mm log faders, but not sure as yet.) If you are looking for audio-mixer bits I might be able to help, perhaps a swap in payment? regards and best of luck with your patch-bay.
  21. Cheers for the reply. It makes sense to me: use the least to get the same (or better) result. Its surprising how many think the opto-isolator is there to protect expensive chips. Interesting project you have there Thorsten, thanks a lot.
  22. PC owners have to use a MIDI interface cable so that they can interface to a MIDI machine such as MBox64. The core must therefore have a complimentary MIDI interface including an opto-isolator etc etc. But as the opto-isolator is only present to prevent ground loops (which usually only occours when lots of gear is used) and affords no so-called 'protection' for the core pic, I wonder why on earth spend out on the things which are not required? Surely a simple buffer between Pic and Games port would suffice??? Cheers all :) MIDI_mod.JPG MIDI_mod.JPG
  23. I put conpoments on boord and swicht the mains on. Many wigglys come down wire anto my core boord. then big light come flashing one time, i got abit scared an went to switch off, but too late!!!!! bigger light get me right in the eye, an thats not a joke, it hurt mee big time folks. So i looked where the big light comming from an seen it com from lcd back of it, this is the biggest light i never saw, i was so flummexed. So i put a meeter on the lcd and guess what? bigger light went smaller as my meeter went to the right side, an i say to my self "gosh! what is going down here babe" an start
  24. nebula you are bang on there mate. Of course itys trial and error when the operators get too many, but i doubt that any math will predict the sound you have in your head. As an example, I want to make the sound of two sines (500 Hz mod, 800 Hz carrier) which, when FM'd, drive one side of a ring mod, the other side being driven by two sines (50 Hz mod, 300 Hz carrier), the resultant waveform then being used as a mod input to another FM, the carrier being a further sine (1kH). Play around with the math all you like, I still prefer to twiddle da nobs. cheers
  25. hi all Im using BrennerNG44 to burn pic16f48a. Using Brenner, I get these results:- PIC16F84 in database: Vpp : 13V (12 .. 14V) CP-Blocksize : 0800 Panelgröße : 0000 HEX-file-name : picF84a_test.HEX -- HEX-file loaded -- 1 k FLASH needed -- 0 Byte EEPROM needed -- HEX-file contains Config-data Chip erased Start to program Flash ##-->7 errors in PROGRAM ************* note Start to program ID -- no ID to burn -- ID o.k. Start write Configuration ##-->1 errors in Config ************* note -- finished config used: __CONFIG _CP_OFF & _XT_OSC & _P
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